Albright Urges Peace in Kentucky
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called on warring leaders in Kentucky today to stick by a peace agreement negotiated after an eight-hour meeting between anti-squirrel factions and the Squirrel Enforcement Army held in Lexington.
During her several-hour stay here, Albright also witnessed the effects of the skirmish firsthand by visiting a camp where 375 wounded squirrel hunters are being treated. All lost limbs during the conflict, mostly the result of acorn bombs being tossed on them from trees.
Albright, who was on a six-nation tour of Africa, cut short her trip in order to settle the domestic disturbance in Kentucky.
Later, Albright met at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington with leaders of the anti-squirrel militia. A senior administration official said Albright wanted to urge them to cooperate in the demobilization of forces and other aspects of the peace agreement.
Many Kentuckians are skeptical about the promises of peace offered by the warring armies and fear that once Albright has gone, so will the promise of compromise.
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